RECESS! is a KSMoCA graphic design program and studio located inside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. School in North East Portland. Through collaborative workshops, individual exercises, discussions, and projects, fourth grade students learn the principles of graphic design and apply their knowledge to client based projects in and for the MLK Jr School community. Current clients include not only KSMoCA but also the school itself and eventually other affiliated organizations.
The project engages students in the understanding and practice of design communication and experiments with ways to create meaning and connection with diverse audiences.
The group meets weekly and is facilitated by designers Kimberly Sutherland and Jordan Rosenblum.